A recent mass-cultural movement caused by stephenie meyer and the series she authored, TWILIGHT.
Those who take part in this obsession are sometimes referred to as twilighters or twi-hards.
Symptoms of this obsession can include becoming "excited" at the sound of the names edward cullen, jacob black, and robert pattinson--depending upon whether the person is a fan of the book, the movie, or in most cases, both--as well as constant relation of things in the person's life to elements of the "Twilight Universe", and having a number of copies of the books, having read them all several times.
Some of the more serious cases result in pets, stuffed animals, or even small children being named Bella, Edward, Jacob, etc. after the characters of the book.
People who are obsessed and are not treated for this usually exhibit certain behavioral patterns:
--they are women
--they hang around in groups, whispering, giggling, and at some points screaming
--they always have a copy of the book on hand
--they recite quotes at random moments, even if they don't make much sense
--they get such comments, when other people in the area do not
--they go to Hot Topic simply because Twilight merchandise is sold there, and they are scared of those who work there
This condition is also known as OCD: Obsessive Cullen Disorder
*This is in no way meant to flame Twilight, just to point out that there is a problem with just how much it controls some people's lives--including mine*
--"Tell me again, exactly WHY anyone would want to move to Forks, Washington? It's so dreary, and it's practically in the middle of nowhere!"
--"I'm hoping if I move there, maybe I'll meet the Cullens...Don't look at me like that, it's not an obsession, it's under control!"
--"Well, this car sure wasn't all I'd expected it to be."
--"Cindy, what do you mean, it's a brand new Volvo S60R, in silver. It's freakin' awesome!"
--"The car's great, it's just that...I thought it would come with it's driver, Edward Cullen."
--"Oh lord, not your Twilight obsession again. I swear you have OCD."
--"I do not have Obsessive Cullen Disorder!"
--"I was talking about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. But you just proved my point wonderfully."
A word used by the lazy to describe the dedicated
the gym has become john's obsession, or am i just lazy?.
In 'love' terms, Obsession is when you are trying to control someone that you think you are in love with. You get them or try to get them, to do what you want them to do. If you break up with them you get all angry and want to destroy their lives and hurt them (inside). This is true obsession.
Thinking about someone loads is NOT Obsession.
A guy gets finished by a girl and gets all his friends to send hate mail to her friends and her.
something that you can't stop doing because you are officially addicted with it.
Geeks are obsessed with video games.
Potheads are obsessed with drugs/needles.
Athletes are obsessed with sports.
Something that you think about or do all of the time over and over.
All of the girls who wrote in about Orlando bloom and think that they love him. (or is that just dilusional?)
An almost insane desire, longing, or burning lust for someone or something. You feel like without that thing or person, you are not complete and can't cope, or- in extreme circumstances- live, unless you have the object you desire.
Getting back with my ex-boyfriend has become such an obsession for me that I lose sleep trying to think of ways to lure him back into my arms.
Nature's way of telling you, "This Rocks!"
Danny recognized my obsession with tigers when i related everything I said to them and changed my name to something tiger-related.
Chris Crocker towards Britney Spears...
Leave Britney alooonnnneeeeeeee!!!
Now that's total obsession!